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The Family Story

of the Lausanne GuestHouse began in 1997 with the search for a building adapted to the ideas and the business-plan of the Elmiger brothers and sisters (Christian, Anne-Marie et Jodoc). The project matured and developed over a 3 year period before the actual construction work, renovation and transformation began. This took another year, during which Laura joined the family. Finally, on 3rd August 2001, the “Lausanne GuestHouse & Backpacker” opened in its present location.

Our ambition

is to satisfy a demanding clientele with high standards of service, cleanliness and professionalism, offering the best value for money, while insuring the viability and permanence of our business entreprise. At the same time, we try to promote a dynamic and economically attractive image of tourism in the Lausanne region as well as in the rest of Switzerland.


we support socially responsible employment standards. The working conditions and salaries we offer are therefore much better than average. Our employees enjoy a large degree of job security. We do not employ undeclared personnel, people without work permits or illegal immigrants. The core of our cleaning staff has not changed since 2001!
Ecology (see the “Ecology” tab) is also our concern: we bear the Minergie quality label, observe a strict policy of waste separation and support public transport (95% of our clientele) through our proximity to the Lausanne train station.


The 12th edition of BDFIL, the Lausanne comic strip festival, will take place in the heart of Lausanne from 15 to 19 September

Two star guests… Derib, guest of honour 2016. The first retrospective of a pioneer of the 9th art in French-speaking Switzerland, a passionate fan of horses and Native American culture and the author of Yakari, among others. The World of Hergé. mudac welcomes an important selection of originals from the father of the adventures of Tintin, lent by the Musée Hergé in Louvain-la-Neuve. More on http://www.bdfil.ch/

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Label Suisse 16.09.2016 - 18.09.2016 - free music festival

The Label Suisse music festival is free, urban, popular and given over entirely to the music scene in Switzerland. It features six concert halls and a large open-air stage capable of hosting 7,000 people, in the centre of Lausanne. More on https://labelsuisse.ch/site/fr/programme

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Lausanne Greeters

Your personalized & authentic free tour with a local resident. Live a unique travel experience : meet a friendly local, go on a free walking tour off-the-beaten tracks and feel like you belong here ! More on http://www.lausannegreeters.com/version-franaise/#page-1

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